Over the last couple of weeks there have been a couple of posts (one in the REME forum and one in the RLC forum) discussing the possibility of getting rid of the long term down graded and serial fatties. Before I left my battalion a few months ago it had been put on Part Ones that there would be a crack down on the serial fatties who continually fail basic tests. This I can understand and would fully support. But what should happen to our long term downgraded? Like all other parts of the Army the Infantry as a whole must have a lot of biffs of one type or another, some with legitimate injuries and some who're afraid of hard work. I'm all for the one who can be proved to be pulling the wool getting the boot but what can be done about the guys with legitimate injuries? The Infantry need deployable blokes but does that mean we should remove all long term downgraded/non deployable guys, could they not be found jobs in the stores or RHQ/BHQ or various other non deployable jobs. This would all depend on a case by case review by the MO and other grown up people, but IF this were to be brought in across the Infantry should it be one in all in or should there be different rules for people who were injured on Ops and people injured through sport/general work type things? Anyway, I'll wrap this up before I start rambling too much. What do you the esteemed member of the Arrse Infantry elite think? Disclaimer - I haven't heard any rumour about getting rid of our downgraded am just after opinions.